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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Auctions and Goldstone

Alrighty, up at 4 am, and for some odd reason I have sharp stabbing pains from right under the center of my rib cage to my belly button. Strange. I woke up with a million and one things to do before Friday. And honestly it's not like I am accomplishing any of them sitting here online.

I donated a collection of 5 semi-precious bracelets to our school Oktoberfest Auction, they went for 65.00 or 70.00. I also donated a PICK 5 Sports Team Bracelets and it went for $55.00. I was happy.

I have gotten in my "Goldstone" and it is FANTASTIC looking. I got in brown, blue and green. They are all VERY BREATHTAKING in the sunlight.

It's really no surprise that I love making jewelry, from as long as I recall, I have always loved rocks, stones, shells, all of it. In high school I thought of going to college for gemology, but was steered towards something more grounded. I think it would have been very neat to have cut precious stones and created works of art like faceted stones. Alas, all is good and I love what I do. I just have to purchase my rings and cut stones that I love, BLUE TOPAZ. Speaking of, tomorrow is our 14th Year Anniversary and while at the mall I got my gift...a London Blue Topaz by Le Veil (spelling may be off) it is set in white gold and black and filled with small diamonds. IT's absolutely breathtaking. I loved all the pieces. This one is quite pricey and will spill over to not only this years 14, but next years big 15!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

let myself go

Well, lot's to say.

First off my personal rant. I have seriously let myself go. My pants are tight, my shirts are to short and tight. And mostly I feel YUCKY inside, guncked up. I hate it, I really honestly hate it. I hate the soda I drink, even diet. I hate those donuts I couldn't resist, I hate that overabundance stuffed feeling. Today is a new leaf I have to turn it around. For my health, for my SPINE PAIN. Why is this soooooooo hard? I started WW and let it go, and I need to get back.

So, the kids are off Thursday and Friday, I had great ideas to go away for 2 days, however, sports rule. Bradley had a MANDATORY soccer practice Thursday, Dusty has basketball practice Thursday, games on Saturday (2 of them), so there goes that. I love sports and resent them all the same time.

I got my new car yesterday, I love it! It's a 2003 Pontiac Vibe. All Toyota insides so you know it's gonna last, got GREAT REVIEWS on Consumer Reports, 30 MPG and has a moonroof! YAY! We really shopped around and drove lot's of cars, including Vibes so I am so confidant!

Yesterday I babysat my friends daughter whom is almost 3 mths old, her name is Ryleigh, she is perfectly beautiful, a happy happy baby and a pleasure to spend a day with.

Today I have to finish off some things before an appt. at 12. Smack dab in the middle of my day.

I finished the boys Christmas Shopping. I bought something big for Bradley, an XBox Elite, but have decided to take it back and get more of something smaller, if he still wants it for his birthday in May I will reconsider it. I even have Dusty's Birthday gifts done for Nov. 6th.

The 401K money arrived, yes that's where the car and gifts came. Now it's time to sit down and divy out the bills and get back on track.

I am signed up for 2 Craft Shows, I need to send in the money for the Cincy Pink Fest yet and I am ready to roll.

Muah to all

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cupcakes & Thank Yous

Well, this certainly did NOT load in the order I wanted, but here is how my package arrived! You see, there was a question in her blog about if you knew you had one week to live, how would you spend it. Sure, the most popular answer was and IS ALWAYS..with my family, my friends. And it's not that I disagree, but if I knew I had a week, I would want to go out making a difference, that's just who I am. I also have battled depression and I have been at the bottom of the pit wanting to write it all off and leave this world behind. But it's the faces at the bus stops, the men holding a HOMELESS Sign begging for money, it's the kids that have nothing in this world but violence and poverty, it's the smile on my family face, my friends kind words that refused to let me go in the darkest of hours. I would share my entry, but I think you can and should drop over at her blogspot and find it..it was labeled "1st giveaway" or such and it's in the comment section.

I want to say thank you for my cupcakes, they were delicious, and filled with a cherry surprise, each one wrapped like it's own present.



Saturday, September 26, 2009

Kelly & John's Adoption

I saw this couple on the news, they are a young loving couple in Troy MICH looking to adopt a baby to start their future as a growing family. I donated and hope you will to. Even $1.00, $2.00, 5, 10 or any amount adds up, please take some time and SPREAD THE WORD and post this on your blog, tag it, what ever YOU can do to help pull together for this awesome couple!

From an Adoptee...ME!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Little bit of this...and tiny of that

I still can't believe that from 33 followers I came here an have 6! It sure did change when Jland left AOL for this "blogspot". I had so many readers and I read SO MANY. I am trying to get it back slowly as I finally got this blogspot in my typing fingers.

I said I was going to get in the potato festival here in my area, however I think I am going to change and fix on local craft shows for the fall/winter and hit some tailgate parties at the Bengals & Ohio State Games. My line of sport stuff I think will take nicely there and afterall, I have friends that are wanting to go to tailgate parties, cookout and have some fun! I'm for it!

We are looking for a car, I like to say we are looking at a Honda CR-V and Pathfinders. We are open to others such as Blazer, Mitsubishi Montero and Rendezvous. I thought it would be fun doing this. It's not, in fact it's sucking the life out of me. Any thoughts on cars/suv's, your faves, your hates?

Have a great one :)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

SHort and sweet

well..I have attempted 2 blogs, one quite long and there must be some "magic" delet buttom I don't know about on my keyboard and BAM...gone. :( BUmmer

I weighed in 2 days early and was down 2.2 lbs. Very happy. Weekends are hard :(

I am hammering away at jewelry for the Potato Festival the first weekend of October. I have already sold 3 bracelets without putting word out about it. Amazing. I have more styles to do.

Nice sunny day today, both boys have soccer games. I have been doing so much bead making that my house is a wreck. I really need to refocus for a few days!

Much love to all!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


As I was saying at the end of my last blog..my nephew went to dr. for same cold and was told it needed to run it's course. So I'm reluctant to pay 20.00 copay to hear the same thing. I will wait a few days unless it gets worse.

I am finishing up some childs quilts, that were made for Project Sunshine, they are not detailed and not huge, they are actually for sick and hospitalized children, so at the Potato Festival Oct. if they sell it will help because I will be able to turn around and put all the profits into far more material and double the amount of quilts to give to these kids! I haven't got to pass out many, the deal *I thought* I had with Dayton Childrens Medical Center in Dayton Ohio was to go completely dressed to the hilt as a Angel (all blue satin) and spend the entire day visiting and hanging out with kids and giving them a quilt. It sounded like a done thing to me. Then the head lady called and said, sure you can dress up, but you can't spend time with any kids, it will only take about 45 min. Well, that was a deal breaker for me. Now, I'm done done with Project Sunshine, I am just going to modify the plans some. I donated nearly 30 child quilts about 4 years ago and it was wonderful. I have asked for donations, but that's not happening. I am collecting "cans" to cash in and that brings a tiny bit here and there.

I also am working on 2 completely different top secret projects and I'm excited about that.

It's Breast Cancer Awareness in October, now personally it should be cancer awareness every month, every 365 days a year. However, I am making pink/white bracelets for that and will ask the very rock bottom price at the show. I would donate to the proceeds but the fact is, I'm lazy and am focusing on Project Sunshine. I also know a lot of people use the "DONATE" factor and never donate a dime and that really "irks" me.

I hope your all having a great Sunday, I have been busy and now I am off to watch a friends daughter at her 1st soccer game!